Who Are We? Find out about us!

Hi everyone! Thought it might be useful to guide you through exactly who we are behind the scenes.

Lots of information about Friends of Pakati is available – just follow the links!

Our new main headline photo is now shown across social media. Recently restored solar power paid for by Friends of Pakati has allowed the Secondary school to resume IT lessons after a long break.

Who We Are:


Chris Walker – former Maths Teacher & Acting Head, Pakati Secondary school

Key Supporters:

Bothwell Riside, former student at Pakati Primary & Pakati Secondary school, and

Lorraine Mapuranga, former student at Pakati Secondary school

Bothwell and Lorraine visited Pakati a week after I had come home. Bothwell was on a brief trip to his home area in Zimbabwe

Debbie Chadbon. Former Maths teacher at Pakati Secondary school

Stuart Pine. IT Manager at the Stephenson Group, Leeds – our principal IT donors

Bradley Mell, Podcast host & editor

Vari Mayez, Founder & CEO, Vatonatsa Foundation, our partner organisation based in Zimbabwe

Heads of Pakati schools:

Mugove Chifaka, Secondary

Ambrose Mahachi, Primary

We have many others who have contributed information, stories, pictures & videos. They are teachers at Pakati schools both past & present, many former students, local.community members, and last but lot least local politicians & dignatories. The contributors are based in many countries, including Zimbabwe, Botswana, Soith Africa, UK, and South East Asia.

Our Vision:

Our stated Vision – https://friendsofpakati.com/2020-vision-friends-of-pakati-the-project-continues/

Social Media:

Twitter – http://Twitter.com/friendsofpakati

Facebook – http://Friends-of-pakati-110613601783878/

Instagram – http://Instagram.com/friendsofpakati

YouTube – https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCI7Q04FpB-xXpYrbVVvusgQ/videos


Gofundme – http://Gofundme.com/friends-of-pakati

Paypal – http://Paypal.me/friendsofpakati

Here is who Friends of Pakati exist to help – the wonderful students of Pakati schools in Zimbabwe

Any Questions?

Want to know more about us? Would you like to help us? Donate to us? Sponsor us? Support us in some way?

Contact us – friendsofpakati@gmail.com



My name is Chris Walker, and between January 1989 and September 1991 I worked, through VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), at Pakati Secondary School in Murehwa South district in Zimbabwe. I was a Maths teacher for 2 years, the Acting Head for the last 8 months there. I have also taught in Botswana & the UK, had 4 years working for VSO, and have been a Civil Servant in Bradford since 2005.

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